Need BIOS setup list
Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:06 PM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:47 PM
from what I saw, you want to use the silicon image driver- you dont have an intel chipset, so you dont want to use those drivers. and the abit forum specifically mentioned the silicon image drivers.
OK, get windows loaded up, and lets see what your machine can do!
Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:25 PM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:31 PM
Peterrex keep us posted on how it goes and do me a favor and let me know what bios you are running so I know what bios works with the thunderbird incase I run into it again.
Btw don't upgrade the bios because a different one may not work with that cpu.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:56 PM
Here's the info from the POST:
Phoenix Award Bios V6.00PG 1984-2003 Phoenix Tech
On the next page is:
VIA TECH INC. VIA VT8237 Serial ATA RAID BIOS Setting Utiloity v2.21
Serial CH 0 Master WDC WD1200JD-OOFXBO
What does it all mean? It takes me repeatedly past the request for SATA drivers from drive A, loads them and asks if there are any others (HD drivers of some kind? I never got any with this drive which was new, though OEM)and when I say load Windows brings me again to the message that it cannot see any drives. Is this to do with "mass storage drives"? Is the "Change Drive Message" in BIOS supposed to be set a particular way? I've looked through the BIOS so many times I'm not sure I see it clearly anymore. Thanks some more.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:09 PM
go to this link, download the latest SATA driver. probably want the one that says floppy, it should download the tool that will extract itself onto a floppy drive.
im gonna do a search on that via utility now.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:20 PM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:25 PM
Edited by Doby, 04 May 2005 - 07:26 PM.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:36 PM
Edited by Doby, 04 May 2005 - 07:37 PM.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:46 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 10:28 AM
From the instructions I understand I essentially go through the motions I was before for installing the OS except that now I use the newly made floppy with three above mentioned files to load (one at a time?) as the SATA RAID drivers during the OS installation.
I have the zip available on another computer with a floppy dirive so I can easily get what I need from it if necessary.
I have the floppy ready now. Tell me, am I on the right track as far as you all know and I should try the installation again? Thanks as before.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 01:17 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:19 PM
Then I remembered something. I turned off the computer and went to the bathroom. I came back and did the exact same thing again.
LOL, computers make me do that sometimes too...
sounds like you are set! remember to leave the HDD option out of the boot order in BIOS, so when you add in your other IDE drive it doesnt try to boot to that. you are set that way currently, so no changes need to be made.
glad we got this sucker going finally. we all learned a few new tricks on this one!
Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:46 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 07:07 PM
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